When it comes to the mystery genre, Agatha Christie is still a force to be reckoned with. Joining the ranks of other authors, Â creators of film and television projects have produced original works utilizing some of the same plots and devices as Dame Christie. A recent example is the movie â€˜Knives Out.â€™ In the novel In the Dark, author Loreth Anne White has built a story on the plot of And Then There Were None. She even references the book.
But this story has been moved from a lonely island to the dark, treacherous wilds of Canada. Like Christieâ€™s novel, someone has decided that a group of people needs to pay for their sins. And one by one, they are eliminated as they try to survive in an abandoned lodge in the middle of nowhere. Meanwhile, a search and rescue expert and a cop are trying to find the survivors. The weather is terrible, and the clues are few. Will they succeed before everyone is dead?
This was a fun read. And the world building was excellentâ€”especially when the author describes navigating an unforgiving wilderness. If you enjoy mysteries with plenty of twists, I recommendÂ In the Dark.
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A secluded mountain lodge. The perfect getaway. So remote no one will ever find you.
The promise of a luxury vacation at a secluded wilderness spa has brought together eight lucky guests. But nothing is what they were led to believe. As a fierce storm barrels down and all contact with the outside is cut off, the guests fear that itâ€™s not a getaway. Itâ€™s a trap.
Each one has a secret. Each one has something to hide. And now, as darkness closes in, they all have something to fearâ€”including one another.
Alerted to the vanished party of strangers, homicide cop Mason Deniaud and search and rescue expert Callie Sutton must brave the brutal elements of the mountains to find them. But even Mason and Callie have no idea how precious time is. Because the clock is ticking, and one by one, the guests of Forest Shadow Lodge are being hunted. For them, surviving becomes part of a diabolical game.
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